Books Read in 2011

88. “Memorial” by Alice Oswald

87. “Islam in Europe: Integration or Marginalization?” by Robert Pauly

86. “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich

85. “What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism” by Alan Krueger

84. “The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez” Translated by Robert Bly and Leonard Lewisohn

83. “Unfamiliar Fishes” by Sarah Vowell

82. “The Paradox of Plenty: Oil Booms and Petro-States” by Terry Lynn Karl

81. “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

80. “Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer” by Mireya Mayor

79. “Dark Lens” by Cedric Delsaux

78. “Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens” by Jonathan Pinnock

77. “The Conference of the Birds” by Peter Sis

76. “Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter” by Josh Gates

75. “The Heroes of Olympus: Book Two: The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

74. “The Librarian as Information Consultant: Transforming Reference for the Information Age” by Sarah Anne Murphy

73. “Cat, You Better Come Home” by Garrison Keillor, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

72. “Pirate King” by Laurie King

71. “Handbook for Volunteers of the Irish Republican Army: Notes on Guerrilla Warfare”

70. “On Guerrilla Warfare” by Mao Tse-tung

69. “Snuff” by Terry Pratchett

68. “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathways to the Modern World” by Mike Norell and Denise Patry Lerdy with Luara Ross

67. “Pilot’s Operating Handbook and FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual for the Beechcraft Sundowner 180-C23”

66. “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery

65. “Can Intervention Work?” by Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus

64. “Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey” by Leslie Noyes Mass

63. “Imagined Communities” by Benedict Anderson

62. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” J. K. Rowling

61. “Horoscopes for the Dead” by Billy Collins

61. “Talking into the Ear of a Donkey” by Robert Bly

60. “Where is My Belly Button?” by Heather Martin

59. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by J. K. Rowling

58. “Redesigning Social Inquiry: Fuzzy Sets and Beyond” by Charles C. Ragin

57. “Generation Freedom: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World” by Bruce Feiler

56. “Pipelines: Flowing Oil and Crude Politics” by Rafael Kandiyoti

55. “Blogging and RSS: A Librarian’s Guide, 2nd edition” by Michael P. Sauers

54. “Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa” by Richard Grant

53. “Turkish Pears in August: Twenty-four Ramages” by Robert Bly

52. “The Multiple Identities of the Middle East” by Bernard Lewis

51. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling

50. “Smokin’ Seventeen” by Janet Evanovich

49. “Undead and Undermined” by Mary Janice Davidson

48. “The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire” by Rick Riordan

47. “Go the F**ck to Sleep” by Adam Mansbach and Illustrated by Ricardo Cortes

46. “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris

45. “Air: A History of the Future” by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker

44. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling

43. “The Adventures of Budgie” by the Duchess of York and Illustrated by John Richardson

42. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling

41. “Introduction to Economic Growth, 2nd edition” by Charles I. Jones

40. “Homer’s Odyssey: A fearless feline tale, or how I learned about love and life with a blind wonder cat” by Gwen Cooper

39. “The Everygirl’s Guide to Life” by Maria Menounos

38. “An Evil Eye” by Jason Goodwin

37. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” by J. K. Rowling

36. “World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War” by Max Brooks

35. “Satellites: Now and into the Future” by Steve Parker

34. “First on the Moon: What it was like when Man Landed on the Moon” by Barbara Hehner and Illustrated by Greg Ruhl

33. “Footprints on the Moon” by Alexandra Siy

32. “Destination Saigon: Adventures in Vietnam” by Walter Mason

31. “Space Stations” by Roy A. Gallant

30. “Disaster! The Hindenburg: The Fiery Crash of a German Airship” by Kathleen Deady

29. “The Survey Kit 2: How to Report on Surveys” by Arlene Fink

28. “The Amazing International Space Station” by the Editors of Yes Mag

27. “Penelope Pilot and Her First Day as Captain” by Lynda Meeks and Illustrated by Rob Christianson

26. “Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 3rd edition” by Robert K. Yin

25. “Pierogies with the Pope: A Tribute to Pope John Paul II and the New Beginnings with Pope Benedict XVI for Young Readers” by Todd Berry and Illustrated by Patricia Evenwel

24. “Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers” by Nancy Pearl

23. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling

22. “Dino-Dinners” by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

21. “Tangled” by Ben Smiley

20. “The Survey Kit 2: How to conduct in-person interviews for Surveys” by Sabine Mertens Oishi

19. “I Could Do that! Esther Morris gets women the vote” by Linda Arms White and pictures by Nancy Carpenter

18. “Monday on the Mississippi” by Marilyn Singer and Illustrated by Frane Lessac

17. “The Survey Kit 2: How to Ask Survey Questions” by Arlene Fink

16. “The Chain Letter of the Soul: New and Selected Poems” by Bill Holm

15. “Me, Myself, and Why?” by Mary Janice Davidson

14. “The Survey Kit 2: The Survey Handbook” by Arlene Fink

13. “The Oracle of Stamboul” by Michael David Lukas

12. “Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa” by Dambisa Moyo

11. “Determinations of Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Empirical Study” by Robert J. Barro

10. “Heartstone” by C. J. Sanson

9. “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan

8. “Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction” by Samir Okasha

7. “Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon” by Jonathan Stroud

6 “International Development Studies: Theories and Methods in Research and Practice” by Andrew Sumner and Michael Tribe

5. “Night of the Living Trekkies” by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall

4. “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson

3. “So Many Books: Reading and Publishing in an Age of Abundance” by Gabriel Zaid

2. “Ancient Chinese Warfare: Antiquity Through the Spring and Autumn Period” by Ralph D. Sawyer

1. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith